The folks at the Movoto Real Estate blog are thinking ahead, to when we'll be getting off of this rock and colonizing the universe--by strapping our homes to rockets and launching them into space.
Okay, that may not be how we do it. But still, it's something fun to consider, and there's some real math put into this graphic for "Mission: Space House," as they call it. They picked out a viable rocket (the Falcon Heavy) and figured out an approximate weight-to-square-foot ratio (200 pounds per square foot for a single level). At the end, you can see a brief history of spaceflight costs and how they stack up to the estimated price of you shuttling your pad to space.
Some more findings on this:
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.